Near-legendary psychedelic-rockers The Verve have posted a new track in the form of a 14 minute jam on NME.com.
The track in question - 'The Thaw Sessions' - was recorded soon after the band announced their reformation. Richard Ashcroft said of the track:
"That's how we learnt to play music. Locked away in a room in Wigan, 16, 17, just jamming. The fact that we did that for 10 or whatever years, that's still there, man, that never disappears. So for this we literally just pressed record and saw what happens. And what happens is The Verve."
Our verdict? We like. It sounds like an extended mix from their earlier days which, to our ears, can only be a good thing. Expect to see an army of disgruntled Q readers complaining about how it doesn't sound like 'Bittersweet Symphony'.
Meanwhile, the band have added another date to their reformation tour - they will play Nottingham Arena on the 11th of December.